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Manchester United fell to an opening-day defeat at Old Trafford, as Erik ten Hag's first competitive match ended in a 2-1 reverse against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League.
As the second half unfolded, the Reds began proceedings in brighter fashion, as Rashford lashed his left-footed effort just wide of the net. Cristiano Ronaldo was introduced shortly after, as Ten Hag looked to fashion a way for his side to get back into the game.
Sanchez then denied Rashford as the game entered the final half hour, with Ronaldo racing in behind the Seagulls backline before squaring for the England international. Although the flag went up, replays seemed to suggest Ronaldo was onside and it would have counted.
Fernandes crossed dangerously, with Rashford, once again, found in acres of space but the England international failed to hit the target.
However, with just over 20 minutes to go, the lead was halved, as a Fernandes corner was eventually turned into his own net by Alexis Mac Allister, as M16 rose once more in an attempt to spur on Ten Hag’s men. VAR provided a long check as Sanchez appealed for a foul, and there was a review as to whether the ball inadvertently struck Dalot’s arm before the keeper cannoned the ball into his own goal off Mac Allister.
As the game edged on, Eriksen looked to carve open opportunities from a deeper role, with Graham Potter’s side defending resolutely throughout to record their first win at Old Trafford. Sanchez was worked again by Dalot but was pretty much untroubled in the closing stages with a raft of substitutions fracturing the play.
Despite United’s best intentions, it was to be the Seagulls who departed Manchester with all three points, as our 2022/23 campaign began with defeat.
Christian Eriksen has been important in #MUFC being able to build some momentum, punchy passes into forward line from his deeper position.
FT | United 1-2 Brighton
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The short version of the match highlights of today’s clash are available to view down below.
Extended editions, including the full 90 minutes, are available on ManUtd.com and in the United App.
Watch two minutes of action from the Reds’ opening game of the 2022/23 Premier League season…
United: De Gea, Dalot, Martinez, Maguire (c), Shaw (Malacia, 90); McTominay (van de Beek, 77), Fred (Ronaldo, 53); Sancho (Garnacho, 90), Fernandes (Elanga, 90), Eriksen; Rashford.
Subs not used: Heaton, Varane, Wan-Bissaka; Garner.
Goals: Mac Allister (og) 68.
Bookings: McTominay 25, Martinez 45+2, Maguire 53, Shaw 74.
Brighton: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk (c), Webster; March (Colwill, 90+1), Lallana (Mwepu, 74), Caicedo, Trossard (Lamptey, 74); Gross, Mac Allister; Welbeck (Undav, 90+6).
Subs not used: Steele, Maupay, Sarmiento, Mitoma, Van Hecke.
Goals: Gross 30, 39.
Bookings: Trossard 53.
Extended highlights of Sunday’s match against Brighton are now available to view…
Full 90 | Watch the full game from our top-flight opener at Old Trafford…
Erik gives his thoughts on the goals United conceded and how we move on from this setback…
Diogo Dalot says United didn't do enough to get a result against Brighton today…
Ten Hag explains opening line-up
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